Have you ever wondered if you can make an impact on the world and the environment as an individual? Now, homeowners has the power to make a difference.
You’ve heard the saying, “Not all heroes wear capes.” Well, by going solar, you can save the world every single day.
Here are four positive impacts on the environment and on your pocket, of going solar:
1. Positive Environmental Impact
One of the many benefits of going solar is the huge positive impact on your surroundings and local environment. The electric power sector is among one of the most polluting in the United States, contributing almost one-third of carbon emissions.
Solar panels help the environment by reducing non-renewable energy use. Fossil fuels are harmful to the environment and emit greenhouse gases (GHG). Greenhouse gases are believed to cause extreme weather patterns, global warming, and lower air quality, among other environmental issues. For example, over 20 years, every average household that switches to solar energy will save 167,860 lbs of coal from being burned to produce electricity!
2. Using an abundant and Powerful Resource: the Sun!
The Sun is the most powerful energy source, producing hundreds of thousands of terawatts of solar energy every second. By going solar, you are utilizing a free and renewable resource to create energy – sunlight! As long as the Sun is shining, you contribute power to the grid, replacing other harmful energy sources. That means nearly zero emissions for electricity use, reducing the environmental footprint of your home significantly!
Although not as obvious, non-renewable energy sources require significant water for mining and cooling. (Plus, transporting fossil fuels uses fuel, exacerbating the situation even further.) By going solar, no water is wasted in the process of creating electricity. The water saved can be channeled towards other resources, like agriculture. In addition, fossil fuel exploration and mining are often responsible for water pollution, putting additional strain on fresh water supplies, and causing further environmental damage.
Switching to solar power is not only environmentally friendly, but it is also pocket-friendly. The switch to a flat-rate electricity plan is the ultimate positive decision for your long-term financial planning. Join the many American households that have chosen to go solar with American Solar and save money in the long run as your solar installation pays for itself. Inspiring others to go solar can have a ripple effect positive impact on your local surroundings, leading to the greener America that we envision. America is going solar for both financial and environmental reasons.
American Solar is here to help you benefit from the switch with fair solar quotes, flat rate electricity plans, easy installation, and attentive consultants. If you are interested in hearing more about how you can save the world every single day through solar power, check if you qualify, here.